The International Student Blog

Handling Being Homesick as an International Student

Posted on September 21st, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

Being an international student is great- you are able to see important landmarks, try new cuisine, meet new friends, learn a new language and more than likely just have a great time in general. However, once the newness is gone and a holiday or two rolls around, the homesick blues may start to set in. Luckily, there [...]

Real Stories From Real International Students

Posted on September 19th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

If you haven’t already heard, the Essay Contest Finalists have been decided upon! We received hundreds of great essays from international students and after much careful consideration our judges picked the top six essays. In no specific order here is a rundown of the finalists: Before Take-Off by Simone Lim: When preparing to leave home [...]

Dinner on a Student Budget

Posted on September 14th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

Being an international student is great, you meet new friends, gain a wealth of knowledge and are exposed to things that you may not have ever otherwise known existed. But lets be real, it can sometimes be hard living on a student budget. Just because your income is low doesn’t mean you are doomed to [...]

The 8th Annual Travel Video Contest Has Launched!

Posted on September 10th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

If you haven’t already heard, you might be the last to know- as of September 3rd, the Annual Travel Video Contest has started! This is the eighth year for the video contest and with a grand prize of $4000, we expect this year to be better than ever! In case you somehow have no idea [...]

How to Remember Your Experience as an International Student

Posted on August 29th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

Being in a foreign place while studying abroad is exciting, with all of its new sights, sounds, smells and tastes. These are things that you’ll never want to forget, and as time goes on you’ll want to reflect back on and reminisce. Sometimes when we experience so many new things in such a condensed period of [...]

Get Blown Away By This US Slang Guide

Posted on August 24th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

If you are an international student wanting to come to the U.S. to hit the books (study) or if you are already here, you have probably already noticed that sometimes your American friends say things that throw you off (confuse you).  Like other countries we have developed a list of casual US slang words. While this is great [...]

An Affordable Night Out

Posted on August 8th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

With summer break coming to an end, it’s important to take full advantage of the few remaining nights out on the town that are available. There are a lot of great ideas that will work into a student budget but are also fun. Depending on what school within the US you are attending college, there [...]

Top 4 Free Activities on Your Campus

Posted on August 3rd, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

Your college tuition and fees pay for a lot more than just your education. There are a lot of great resources on campus that many students never take advantage of- but should! Here are a few great perks at the school you study abroad at that you should use since you’re already paying for them. Hit the Gym [...]

Making New Friends in a New Country

Posted on July 27th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

It is often the people in a place we’ve been, more than the place itself, which we remember when we’re reflecting on the past. But how will you have time to make friends, you ask? If thinking that there are so many other things to do, and learn how to do, in a country you’ve never [...]

What You Need to Bring to College

Posted on July 20th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

If you have been recently accepted to the college or university of your choice- congratulations! Typically, after international students get accepted into an institution, the next step in the long list of things to do: confirm living arrangements. Along with finding out the details on your dorm room and future roommate is figuring out what to bring [...]